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7 hours ago, WolfDreamer said:
  • Today, I am grateful for: "accidental" discoveries, codes to live by, unexpected fog

 

Accidental discoveries are the best sort of discovery.  Everyone needs some kind of code to live by (I'm working on this one myself).  We also have unexpected fog this morning, and I'm particularly thankful for this because it's one-third of the inspiration behind the name we gave the farm!

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[Level ??] Rurik, the Hexbane 

Class: Witcher (Blood Hunter/Ranger)

BRUTALITY 11 | FINESSE 10 | VIGOR 11 | INSIGHT 14 | WILL 13

Equipment: School of the Wolf armor, Wolven steel sword & Deargdaith silver blade, adventurer's pack with alchemist's kit.

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wild Wolf

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager

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1 hour ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Accidental discoveries are the best sort of discovery

 

I agree. This was one of those "hidden in plain sight because I wasn't really looking for it" sorts of discoveries, which served as a serendipitous reminder that magic is all around us. Reminds me of an Annie Dillard quote, from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, I think: "“The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.”

 

1 hour ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Everyone needs some kind of code to live by (I'm working on this one myself)

 

Awesome! I would be curious to know more about your code as you develop it. The EQH Code, as well as Traver Boehm's Uncivilized Ethos, have really served as guides to remind me of the kind of man I want to be. Mainly, I want to be useful. This became a very personal goal that struck me years ago when I learned about Georges Hebert's training philosophy, "Être fort pour être utile," or "Be strong to be useful."

 

1 hour ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

We also have unexpected fog this morning, and I'm particularly thankful for this because it's one-third of the inspiration behind the name we gave the farm!

 

Oh, that's cool! I'm sorry if you've told me this before and I missed it, but what is the name of your farm?

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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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40 minutes ago, WolfDreamer said:

Oh, that's cool! I'm sorry if you've told me this before and I missed it, but what is the name of your farm?

 

I definitely haven't mentioned it before, you're safe.  We call it Misty Maple Hollow.  :D 

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[Level ??] Rurik, the Hexbane 

Class: Witcher (Blood Hunter/Ranger)

BRUTALITY 11 | FINESSE 10 | VIGOR 11 | INSIGHT 14 | WILL 13

Equipment: School of the Wolf armor, Wolven steel sword & Deargdaith silver blade, adventurer's pack with alchemist's kit.

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wild Wolf

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager

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1 hour ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

 

I definitely haven't mentioned it before, you're safe.  We call it Misty Maple Hollow.  :D 

 

That is an excellent name! Sounds like a place where weary travelers may rest their bones for a while and a home to which noble rangers may be proud to return.

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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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On 1/3/2023 at 4:19 PM, WolfDreamer said:

Sounds like a place where weary travelers may rest their bones for a while 

 

Whoa whoa whoa now, who said anything about travelers?  😆  We have a very strict 7-10 days weeks notice policy for visitors.  ;) 

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[Level ??] Rurik, the Hexbane 

Class: Witcher (Blood Hunter/Ranger)

BRUTALITY 11 | FINESSE 10 | VIGOR 11 | INSIGHT 14 | WILL 13

Equipment: School of the Wolf armor, Wolven steel sword & Deargdaith silver blade, adventurer's pack with alchemist's kit.

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wild Wolf

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager

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W1D3 (Tuesday):

 

GOAL 1:

  • woke up to my alarm at 0430

GOAL 2:

  • Complete S&S (warm up, workout, cool down)
  • walked 2.7 miles during my break at work

GOAL 3:

  • My priorities were 1) clean off desk at work, 2) submit weekly lesson plans, 3) copy necessary handouts, 4) create new seating chart for 9th grade classes; successfully executed all priorities.

GOAL 4:

  • drank 126 oz of water

GOAL 5:

  • breakfast -- 2 fried eggs topped with salsa and shredded cheddar, vanilla oatmeal with peanut butter protein granola and raisins
  • lunch -- Santa Fe Style salad, cooked sauerkraut and Polska Kielbasa
  • afternoon snack -- Core Power Elite Strawberry Protein Shake, slice of classic sharp cheddar cheese, banana
  • dinner -- two slices of pizza with pepperoni, cheese, and banana peppers

GOAL 6:

  • avoided sugary foods and drinks

GOAL 7:

  • read Chapter 3 of Extreme Ownership
  • finished listening to Jocko Podcast episode 226
  • sat in quiet contemplation/meditation for 10 minutes

GOAL 8:

  • Today, I am grateful for: good colleagues, dried fruit, warm days
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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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W1D4 (Wednesday):

 

Didn't feel as productive, and honestly I worried I wouldn't meet my goals. But by the end of the day, as I did a self-assessment I realized I had completed all goals successfully.

 

GOAL 1:

  • woke up to my alarm at 0430

GOAL 2:

  • Complete S&S (warm up, workout, cool down) and stepped it up from 12 Turkish get-ups to 14 (7 per side) in less than 10 minutes. Now have a new benchmark for myself.
  • 1.5 mile jog and 2 mile walk with my kids.

GOAL 3:

  • Four priorities today, and I executed them all successfully: 1)post lesson objectives on the board, 2) grade makeup exams and update final grades, 3) finish dishes

GOAL 4:

  • drank 126 oz of water

GOAL 5:

  • breakfast -- oatmeal with Jif peanut butter, glass of 1% milk
  • morning snack -- Epic beef jerky
  • lunch -- Marie Callender's grilled chicken Alfredo bake bowl
  • dinner -- baked beans and homemade macaroni and cheese

GOAL 6:

  • avoided sugary foods and drinks

GOAL 7:

  • read a few pages of The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard.
  • listened to an episode of the Mind Pump podcast about 6 New Year's Resolutions that encourage practical ways to improve mental health, spiritual health, relationship health, physical health, financial health, and intellectual health
  • practiced two rounds of WHM breathing: 2:20, 2:20

GOAL 8:

  • Today, I am grateful for:  surpassing perceived limits, John O'Donohue (I've started listening to one of his lectures), poetry
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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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2 hours ago, WolfDreamer said:
  • Today, I am grateful for: [...]  poetry

 

Any favorite poems/poets you've been enjoying lately?

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[Level ??] Rurik, the Hexbane 

Class: Witcher (Blood Hunter/Ranger)

BRUTALITY 11 | FINESSE 10 | VIGOR 11 | INSIGHT 14 | WILL 13

Equipment: School of the Wolf armor, Wolven steel sword & Deargdaith silver blade, adventurer's pack with alchemist's kit.

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wild Wolf

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager

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31 minutes ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

 

Any favorite poems/poets you've been enjoying lately?

 

Yes, as a matter of fact. My top favorite at the moment is David Whyte. Through David I found his late friend, poet, theologian, and philosopher John O'Donohue, whom I mentioned above and who sadly died in 2008. I'm also reading a lot of Rumi, Rilke, Neruda, William Stafford, and Mary Oliver.

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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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W1D5 (Thursday):

 

GOAL 1:

  • woke up to my alarm at 0430

GOAL 2:

  • mixed my kettlebell workout up this time; completed 5 sets of 15 of single leg deadlifts, bent over rows, curl/rotate/press combo, and snatches
  • 2.7 mile jog through my neighborhood

GOAL 3:

  • three priorities today, and I executed them all successfully: 1)grade vocab quizzes, 2) call Special Olympics to check on donations, 3) call bike shop

GOAL 4:

  • drank 126 oz of water

GOAL 5:

  • breakfast -- cooked spinach, mushrooms, uncured honey ham
  • morning snack -- Epic beef jerky
  • lunch -- sauerkraut and Polska kielbasa, baked beans
  • evening snack -- slice of cheddar cheese, protein shake with blueberries, yogurt, and peanut butter
  • dinner -- walking tacos using chili cheese Fritos topped with homemade taco meat, butter lettuce, sour cream, shredded cheddar, and topped with salsa authentica from Trader Joe's

GOAL 6:

  • avoided sugary foods and drinks

GOAL 7:

  • my copy of Anam Cara (which means "soul friend") by John O'Donohue came in the mail, so I read that for 20 minutes
  • finished listening to O'Donohue's lecture series
  • practiced two rounds of WHM breathing: 2:10, 2:23

GOAL 8:

  • Today, I am grateful for:  a "new to me" book in the mail, lessons that just flow, the perfect timing of a smile
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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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W1D6 (Friday):

 

GOAL 1:

  • woke up to my alarm at 0430

GOAL 2:

  • another session of S&S (warmup, workout, and cooldown); I was again able to reach 14 Turkish get-ups in less than 10 minutes, but just barely.
  • 2.7 mile jog/walk with my kids

GOAL 3:

  • three priorities today, and I executed them all successfully: 1)clean back porch, 2) call SO again, 3) create lesson plans for next week

GOAL 4:

  • drank 126 oz of water

GOAL 5:

  • breakfast -- oatmeal with peanut butter and desert mesquite honey
  • morning snack -- Core Power Elite strawberry protein shake
  • lunch -- Healthy Choice Max lemon herb chicken
  • evening snack -- epic beef jerky
  • dinner -- petite sirloin steak, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, small side of chicken fingers

GOAL 6:

  • avoided sugary foods and drinks

GOAL 7:

  • I read more of Anam Cara
  • started listening to a lecture series from Father Richard Rohr about Saint Francis
  • sat in quiet contemplation for 10 minutes

GOAL 8:

  • I was grateful for:  powerful prologues, the right Spotify playlist, steak cooked just right
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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

Spoiler

Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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7 hours ago, Sovalis said:

I adore Mary Oliver. 💜

 

Same! The first time I heard "Wild Geese" I was wrecked. A few months ago I purchased her collection titled Devotions, and it has become a regular part of my morning ritual.

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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

Spoiler

Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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W1D7 (Saturday):

 

GOAL 1:

  • woke up to my alarm at 0430

GOAL 2:

  • mixed up my kettlebell workouts by using the Kettlebell Wizard app -- 3 sets of: good mornings x 6, single-leg deadlifts x 11 per side, clean & push press x 6 per side, clean & press x 6 per side
  • 3.1 mile jog/walk with my kids

GOAL 3:

  • three priorities; executed them all successfully: 1) finish dishes, 2) catch up on laundry, 3) put clothes away and clean bedroom

GOAL 4:

  • drank 120 oz of water

GOAL 5:

  • breakfast -- oatmeal with peanut butter, two fried eggs topped with salsa, cheddar cheese, and Carolina reaper hot sauce
  • lunch -- Buffalo style hot wings, shoestring fries
  • dinner -- ate dinner out with my family at a local Mexican restaurant called Guadalajara. I had three of their tacos: a fish taco, a chorizo taco, and a el pastor chicken taco

GOAL 6:

  • avoided sugary foods and drinks

GOAL 7:

  • I read more of Anam Cara
  • started listening to Andrew Huberman's interview with Jocko.
  • sat in quiet contemplation for 10 minutes

GOAL 8:

  • I was grateful for:  Consolations (more on that later), words, local restaurants
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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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W2D1 (Sunday):

 

GOAL 1:

  • woke up to my alarm at 0430

GOAL 2:

  • used the Kettlebell Wizard app again -- 3 sets of: clean & push press x 6 per side, racked reverse lunges x 7 per side, good mornings x 8, alternating swings x 6 (per arm), racked squat x 6 per side
  • walked my son 3 miles to the Community Center for his first 4H meeting.

GOAL 3:

  • three priorities; executed them all successfully: 1) finish laundry, 2) finalize weekly lesson plans, 3) clean kitchen

GOAL 4:

  • drank 120 oz of water; I confiscated a nice forest green 20 oz Aquapelli water bottle that my wife bought for one of our kids that they never use.

GOAL 5:

  • breakfast -- oatmeal with peanut butter, two fried eggs topped with salsa, cheddar cheese, and Carolina reaper hot sauce
  • lunch -- my daughter wanted to make lunch for everyone, so she cooked hot dogs in the air fryer; I topped mine with ketchup, mustard, hot dog chili, and coleslaw with a side of tater tots
  • dinner -- my wife cooked homemade chili with beans, ground beef, diced tomatoes, crushed red pepper, garlic, and a splash of Tabasco.
  • evening snack -- tried an unripe green banana because supposedly they have health benefits that ripe bananas do not (i.e. more resistant starch, less sugar)

GOAL 6:

  • avoided sugary foods and drinks

GOAL 7:

  • Yesterday, I received my copy of Consolations by David Whyte, a book I have been waiting months to read. As a sort of morning devotional, I read the first section titled "Alone," and I could not resist crying as I read. It is, at the risk of sounding dramatic, one of the most impactful and powerfully beautiful things I have ever read. And that's just the first part! 
  • continued to listen to Andrew Huberman's interview with Jocko.
  • sat in quiet contemplation for 10 minutes this morning before my workout

GOAL 8:

  • I was grateful for:  bridges with a view, babies, community libraries
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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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This video popped up in my Youtube feed. It's an After Skool sketch video that uses audio of Andrew Huberman discussing the optimal morning routine. Not to pat myself on the back, but I was pleased to learn I already do a lot of these things in the morning, other than the immediate sun exposure since I get up so early. I do, however, turn on lights as soon as possible to help wake myself up. If you don't have time to watch the video, to sum up the optimal morning routine includes:

  1. sunlight within one hour of waking
  2. holding off caffeine for 60-90 minutes to allow your body to naturally build energy rather than simply mask your tiredness with caffeine
  3. exercise and hydrate
  4. cold exposure (for most of us, this means a cold shower; for best effect build up to 1-3 minutes)

 

Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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Just catching up with you now. TWO Rangers doing S&S. I'm curious. I use KBs here and there, but not very often. I'm curious about them, but a little leary of screwing up the grip and irritating my already irritable right thumb tendon. Anyone have a favorite resource (YouTube?) for getting that form right?

Also the Turkish getup will definitely be on my "when not pregnant" to do list. But I've always wanted to try it with a barbell...... one day.

 

I'm impressed by the wake up time as well. My small one wakes up between 5 and 5:30 and it feels like I'm a burned egg getting attacked with a spatula just to get up and make sure he washes his hands!

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32 minutes ago, DaemonCorax said:

Anyone have a favorite resource (YouTube?) for getting that form right?

 

StrongFirst is considered top notch when it comes to kettlebell tips since it is the organization founded by Pavel Tsatsouline. But I also really like Lebe Stark's channel on Youtube. Mind Pump also has a pretty good video about how to do a proper kettlebell swing. Honestly, if you do a search you will find plenty of helpful videos for proper form. As long as it doesn't resemble that god-awful Jillian Michaels "head between your knees destroy your spine" swing... thing.

 

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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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On 1/5/2023 at 6:14 PM, WolfDreamer said:

 

Yes, as a matter of fact. My top favorite at the moment is David Whyte. 

 

I have definitely enjoyed some Mr Whyte over the years.  It's always appreciable to stumble from one poet to another through shared inspiration or similarity of prose.

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Class: Witcher (Blood Hunter/Ranger)

BRUTALITY 11 | FINESSE 10 | VIGOR 11 | INSIGHT 14 | WILL 13

Equipment: School of the Wolf armor, Wolven steel sword & Deargdaith silver blade, adventurer's pack with alchemist's kit.

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wild Wolf

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager

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On 1/9/2023 at 4:00 PM, Rurik Harrgath said:

I have definitely enjoyed some Mr Whyte over the years

 

He is incredible. Have you read his book Consolations? The only way I can describe it is as a return to words that have become commonplace in our language. It is a meditation on words that we often take for granted, and in turn it becomes a meditation on the parts of life we take for granted. I cried after just the first entry.

 

Apologies to everyone for the lack of updates. I have just been too busy to post. But I am on track with all 8 goals for this challenge. I can feel the temptation to be lax and let some things slide, but I am being mindful of the causes of those temptations and resisting them. My weight has been hovering around 189-191 for the past few weeks, but this week it was 187, just a few steps closer to my goal of 180.

 

I'll return to updates if time allows, but I wanted everyone to know that I'm still here and still holding on.

 

 

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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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8 hours ago, WolfDreamer said:

He is incredible. Have you read his book Consolations? The only way I can describe it is as a return to words that have become commonplace in our language. It is a meditation on words that we often take for granted, and in turn it becomes a meditation on the parts of life we take for granted. I cried after just the first entry.

 

I haven't, or at least I don't think I have, but with a raving review like that, I'ma need to track myself down a copy.

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[Level ??] Rurik, the Hexbane 

Class: Witcher (Blood Hunter/Ranger)

BRUTALITY 11 | FINESSE 10 | VIGOR 11 | INSIGHT 14 | WILL 13

Equipment: School of the Wolf armor, Wolven steel sword & Deargdaith silver blade, adventurer's pack with alchemist's kit.

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wild Wolf

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager

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I realize I'm on page two and just got caught up...but I'm still stuck on that wake up time 😮 

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1 hour ago, RES said:

I realize I'm on page two and just got caught up...but I'm still stuck on that wake up time 😮 

 

Many people are.  What can I say? I love the early morning. 

 

 

Why do people keep asking to see

           God’s identity papers

when the darkness opening into morning

             is more than enough?

Certainly any god might turn away in disgust.

Think of Sheba approaching

                  the kingdom of Solomon

Do you think she had to ask,

                 “Is this the place?”

-Mary Oliver

 

W3D1

 

GOAL 1:

  • woke up slightly before my alarm at 0422

GOAL 2:

  • since Sunday is a "rest" day, I used Pavel's "Grease the Groove" technique and alternated sets of 5 kettlebell snatches and presses throughout the day, every 15-30 minutes or so.
  • also found out I can overhead press my 9 year old son for about three reps before I lose form and risk dropping him
  • walked 3.3 miles with my dog

GOAL 3:

  • three priorities; executed them all successfully: 1) clean kitchen 2) put clothes away 3) catch up on grades

GOAL 4:

  • drank 120 oz of water

GOAL 5:

  • breakfast -- Perfect Bar (peanut butter), three fried eggs, New York strip steak
  • lunch -- orange chicken from a local Chinese restaurant
  • dinner -- my wife cooked meat loaf and mac and cheese

GOAL 6:

  • avoided sugary foods and drinks

GOAL 7:

  • read an entry from Consolations, as well as a few pages of Anam Cara.
  • listened to an episode of the Nomad Strength podcast
  • sat in quiet contemplation for 10 minutes this morning

GOAL 8:

  • I was grateful for:  energy, fitness "influencers" who are authentically good people, the feel of my bare feet on frost
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Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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What a wonderful poem! I'm not a good morning person, but you are right, the first light of morning is amazing. And God does it again every day!🙂

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W3D2

 

GOAL 1:

  • woke up to my alarm at 0430

GOAL 2:

  • took the kids to the park because they wanted to check out the new skate park; took advantage of this time and did a variation of Simple and Sinister with a variety of kb sing combos and 5 Turkish get-ups, followed by 15 step-ups onto a picnic table bench.
  • hiked three miles with my kids

GOAL 3:

  • three priorities; executed them all successfully: 1) catch up on laundry 2) prepare for two podcast interviews 3) put bags of excess clothing in attic

GOAL 4:

  • drank 120 oz of water

GOAL 5:

  • breakfast -- oatmeal with peanut butter, protein shake
  • lunch -- leftover meat loaf
  • dinner -- pepperoni pizza, protein shake

GOAL 6:

  • avoided sugary foods and drinks

GOAL 7:

  • read an entry from Consolations, as well as a few pages of Anam Cara.
  • listened to Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
  • sat in quiet contemplation for 10 minutes this morning

GOAL 8:

  • I was grateful for:  familiar trails seen through new eyes, clearance deals, my wife's laugh
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Who am I? -- My NF Character

Current Challenge: WolfDreamer Resets

Past Challenges: 

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Winter is ComingWolfen Strengthens His Heart, Body, Mind, and Spirit, Wolfen Becomes One of the PeopleWolfen Strengthens His ChakrasWolfen Welcomes Summer and Gets Primal, Soulcon and Spartan, Wolfen Develops Mental ToughnessWolfen Joins the Wander SocietySoulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger ThingsWolfen Becomes a Warrior EliteWolfen Goes Here and There and Back AgainWolfen Becomes a Soulcon Warrior EliteWolfen Returns to His RootsWolfen Wanders in Soul, Spirit, and BodyWolfen Owns the DayWolfen Searches for His Wild Heart, Wolfen Runs for His LifeWolfen Hits the TrailsWolfen Becomes an Explorer and Joins the ResistanceWolfen Goes Back to the SourceWolfen Begins the Hero's JourneyWolfDreamer Returns to the People,  WolfDreamer Pushes BackWolfDreamer PrioritizesBurpees, Books, and BrainworkBurpees, Books, Brainwork, and BodyworkWolfDreamer Masters the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Continues to Master the Four ElementsWolfDreamer Returns to SpartaWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Continues His Middle Earth AdventureWolfDreamer and the FallWolfDreamer Forges His Own PathWolfDreamer Has HopeWolfDreamer Returns to Middle EarthWolfDreamer Reads Harder, Breathes Harder, and Journals MoreWolfDreamer Embraces His Wild PoetThe Mad Poet Becomes SupernaturalWolfDreamer, The Mad Poet, Becomes SuperhumanWolfDreamer ElevatesWolfDreamer Becomes IronBornWolfDreamer Wakes the White WolfThe Mad Poet Recovers by Keeping it SimpleWolfDreamer Clears His Mind to Find His Wild Heart

I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.” -- Jack London

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” -- Leo Tolstoy

"I feel love rising in my chest again
Rising like a burning sun into the day..." -- Gungor, "Hurricane"

"...wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17b

 

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